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M-A grad Paulsen dives into the NCAA Championships

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Menlo-Atherton grad Mia Paulsen was among the six Stanford divers who qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships that begin next Wednesday in Austin, Texas.

Paulsen, Carolina Schulti, Haley Farnsworth and Daria Lenz combined to qualify for eight women's events. Conor Casey and Noah Vigren each qualified for a pair of diving events at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships that concluded Wednesday in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Casey is NCAA eligible on both springboards after he won the men's 1-meter title on Monday, and finished third on the 3-meter on Tuesday. Vigran won the platform and earned a spot on the 3-meter with a second-place finish.

For the women, Sculti qualified in all three events, while Paulsen (3-meter, platform), Farnsworth (1-meter) and Lenz (1-meter, platform) also qualified for the NCAA meet.

In the men's 1-meter finals, Casey claimed the top spot with a score of 689.70, while Vigran finished with a fifth-place score of 632.35. Vigran won the platform with a score of 734.00 and was the runner-up on the 3-meter with a score of 732.35, while Casey was third on the 3-meter with a score of 710.65.

Sculti earned an NCAA spot in every event as one of the top eight finishers at each height. On the 1-meter, she was was fifth with a score of 564.50. On the 3-meter, she was third with a score of 651.55, and on the platform she was the runner-up with a score of 522.70.

Lenz is eligible for nationals on the 1-meter after a fourth-place showing (573.35), and the platform, where she also placed fourth (517.60).

Paulsen finished in a tie for seventh on the 3-meter at 593.40 and was fifth on the platform with a score of 502.80.

Farnsworth hit the qualifying mark on the 1-meter with an eighth-place finish and score of 559.45.

Palo Alto grads Mimi Lin and Reed Merritt also qualified for the NCAA championships. Lin, representing Princeton, finished sixth in the Zone A 1-meter springboard and Merritt, with Texas, placed sixth on platform in Zone D.

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